On November 7, Texans will head to the polls to decide the fate of several amendments to the Texas Constitution. Under State law, Constitutional Amendments must be passed with two-thirds majorities by both Houses of the Legislature, and then be approved by a majority of qualified Texas voters. Early voting is underway, and we encourage your participation in the process.
IBAT has prepared a simple voter guide for you and your employees to know what’s on the ballot before you step into your polling place. That guide is available here.
In the regular and special sessions, IBAT supported property tax reductions (Proposition 4) and joined a coalition of business groups advocating for its passage. Additionally, we have added our name and financial assistance to support the passage of Proposition 8, which allocates $1.5 billion for broadband infrastructure in rural areas of the state. IBAT believes that broadband availability is an important component to keeping rural Texas a vibrant and desirable place to live and work.
Turnout for these elections is historically low, making your vote even more important. Please participate in this important process and encourage those in your circle of influence to do the same.